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I went out to the farm for the start of Spring Turkey and was able to take this bird by 7am. 20.4 lbs 9.5" beard and 1 1/16" spurs.

 

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Congrats.
Great picture.
 

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Nice bird buddy ! Hope to have your success on our opener 4/30.

Steve
 
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NICE BIRD!
Sounds like you pulled him off his roost.
What was your set up? 1 or 2 hens with a jake?
I did not pull a permit this year... So i need a FIX!
I NEED DETAILS!!!
 

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an absolute stud of an Eastern...looks like you already have the fantail mount figured out
 

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NICE BIRD!
Sounds like you pulled him off his roost.
What was your set up? 1 or 2 hens with a jake?
I did not pull a permit this year... So i need a FIX!
I NEED DETAILS!!!

Thanks everyone!

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I set up on a upcoming wheat field just off a pasture. I scouted the birds two days prior and they were working in the pasture then by mid morning they were coming into the field where I set up. I had some competition at the farm and 2 others went off to another field by the roost and set up a strutter and a couple of hens. I had my son in that spot last week for the youth opener and he shot a bird where they set up so I wasnt too concerned. In this farm was 5 birds all like the one I shot and 12ish hens with them, one being a loudmouth and she does not like calling. She will take a bird away in a hurry.
They started to sound off about 5:40 and by 6:10 they were on the ground and I could hear them moving below me into the pasture full of cows.
They started to trickle in and having several hens walk within 10 feet of my blind. They worked their way out into the wheat and I looked to my left and one of the gobblers was standing there looking right into my blind. Surprised the both of us. LOL. Well he putted away and I really thought I was done but he circled around behind me and sounded off as the hens above me began to cluck and purr. Looking out in front came two gobblers. (one is the one I got) they came right at the decoys and I gave a few clucks and a purr and they sounded off. I didnt call much at all since they were going to do it. I saw the back bird had the nicest beard so when they were in range I gave a putt putt and up came the heads and I took him. 7 am I was walking out to pick him up. I ran 5 decoys since its a big field where I hunt and sometimes I feel I need some numbers to pull them if not they get into an area thats no hunting ( I guess thats the goose hunter in me! LOL)

I ran outlaw silos and a DSD fb. Remmington 1100 30" FFC with Active Penetrator 2 oz Nickle #4


I can help ya out with a fix but thats the best I can do friend. I shot these 3 plus 2 others before the season with the camera.





 

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Nice bird man!!!

It was very quiet in Eastern PA on Saturday. I had one gobbler going in a field on private property. He had a hen with him. I tried to swoop around to call him off the private property. My two buddies and I set up and started calling.. Not a peep.. After about 45 minutes and nothing.. I said screw it.. My butt was asleep. I stood up and stretched as I did that I looked up the hill and there was a jake strutting.. He came in quiet. When he ducked behind the bush I sat down. As he started down the hill towards my one buddy he stands up and so does the other one. With that the jake runs back up the hill and is gone.. He never saw it and in his defense where it was it was kind of blocked but had he waited 30 more seconds it wouldve been in his lap. Oh well.

I went out tonite to try and roost some birds and I got to my shop and let a few yelps out. Had a hen cut back at me.. Hopefully there is a gobbler with her and he was being bashful.
 
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Thanks everyone!

Rooster

I set up on a upcoming wheat field just off a pasture. I scouted the birds two days prior and they were working in the pasture then by mid morning they were coming into the field where I set up. I had some competition at the farm and 2 others went off to another field by the roost and set up a strutter and a couple of hens. I had my son in that spot last week for the youth opener and he shot a bird where they set up so I wasnt too concerned. In this farm was 5 birds all like the one I shot and 12ish hens with them, one being a loudmouth and she does not like calling. She will take a bird away in a hurry.
They started to sound off about 5:40 and by 6:10 they were on the ground and I could hear them moving below me into the pasture full of cows.
They started to trickle in and having several hens walk within 10 feet of my blind. They worked their way out into the wheat and I looked to my left and one of the gobblers was standing there looking right into my blind. Surprised the both of us. LOL. Well he putted away and I really thought I was done but he circled around behind me and sounded off as the hens above me began to cluck and purr. Looking out in front came two gobblers. (one is the one I got) they came right at the decoys and I gave a few clucks and a purr and they sounded off. I didnt call much at all since they were going to do it. I saw the back bird had the nicest beard so when they were in range I gave a putt putt and up came the heads and I took him. 7 am I was walking out to pick him up. I ran 5 decoys since its a big field where I hunt and sometimes I feel I need some numbers to pull them if not they get into an area thats no hunting ( I guess thats the goose hunter in me! LOL)

I ran outlaw silos and a DSD fb. Remmington 1100 30" FFC with Active Penetrator 2 oz Nickle #4


I can help ya out with a fix but thats the best I can do friend. I shot these 3 plus 2 others before the season with the camera.





GREAT story! Thanks for sharing, I needed that.
Congratulations on also getting your boy a bird too! That must of made you very proud!:cool:
 

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I put a 200 yard stalk on two toms messing with a hen. Got within 30 yards and shot over the damn birds head. Looking back I only put the bead of the gun on him and didn't really look down the gun. No kill but probably had the best time of my life belly crawling up on two toms!!
 
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